Fair Representation in the European Parliament

Balinski ML & Young HP (1981). Fair Representation in the European Parliament. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-096

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Abstract

The number of seats currently apportioned to each nation in the European Parliament is far from the ideal of one-man, one-vote. It is likely to become even more so as populations shift and new nations join.

As European rather than national interests become more dominant pressure is likely to build for representation more closely tied to populations. The merits of different approaches to meeting fair representation are evaluated and compared in terms of basic principles that underlie one-man, one-vote.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 21:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1665

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